Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Lemon, Basil, and Salmon Recipe

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Submitted by dawnneal

Makes 4 servings



Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Lemon, Basil, and Salmon

Recipe Ingredients for Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Lemon, Basil, and Salmon

1/2 pound pasta
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
1 tablespoon olive oil
16 ounce salmon
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons capers
2 tablespoons lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves

Recipe Directions for Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Lemon, Basil, and Salmon

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta and transfer to a large bowl. Add the garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine.

  2. Meanwhile, warm the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Add the fish to the pan and cook until medium-rare, about 2 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the fish. Remove the salmon from the pan.

  3. Add the basil, capers, lemon zest, and lemon juice to the spaghetti mixture and toss to combine. Set out 4 serving plates or shallow bowls. Place 1/2 cup spinach in each bowl. Top with 1/4 of the pasta. Top each mound of pasta with a piece of salmon. Serve immediately.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 219.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
497
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
25.6g
39%
Saturated Fat
4.5g
23%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
113mg
38%
Sodium
578mg
24%
Potassium
653mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
33.6g
11%
Dietary Fiber
0.9g
4%
Sugars
0.5g
Protein
32.3g
Vitamin A 32% Vitamin C 27%
Calcium 5% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin B12
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